How do energy saving bulbs work ? Energy saving bulbs are at the heart of polemics, especially since the traditional bulbs of 100 Watts were withdrawn in September 2009 from Europe and replaced by energy savings bulbs. Therefore this site is intended to offer some information about energy saving bulbs : how do they work, their benefits and their disadvantages. How do energy saving bulbs work ?
Traditional bulbs, like incandescent or halogens lights work, with a heated tungsten filament. Energy saving bulbs produce light by fluorescence, generated by the electricity sent in the tube containing some mercury vapors. Energy saving bulbs produce 80% of light and 20% of heat, while traditional bulbs issue 5% of light and 95% of heat. Principle of energy saving bulbs
Energy saving bulbs have a very low energy consumption. This saving will be profitable as of the first year. On average, energy saving bulbs consume 3 to 4 times less electricity, for an identical production of light - in theory. Thus an energy saving bulb of 23 Watts would generate as much light than a traditional bulb of 100 W. Benefits of energy saving bulbs
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